... 2007/08 Manchester United FC 1-1 Chelsea FC (6-5 on pens): Report ... 05/05/2008 Live Europe awaits all-English showdown. Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed he asked his agent if he could leave Manchester United after just one training session at the Premier League club.... more » 03.09.2020 11:18 Country: England ## England International ; Worldwide ... Manchester United » Appearances Champions League 2007/2008. Manchester United » Appearances Champions League 2007/2008 . Squad / Appearances; Transfers; Manager history; Players from A-Z; Official UEFA Champions League and European Cup history. As the tournament's defending champions, Manchester United automatically qualified for the Champions League group stage as top seeds. The draw was held on 28 August 2008 and United were drawn with two familiar sides, Villarreal (whom they had drawn in 2005–06) and Celtic (2006–07), and a new face in Danish side Aalborg BK. This meant that they would avoid other heavyweights such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Inter Milan in the group stage.